“Election” date unknown II

12 01 2019

The junta’s Wissanu Krea-ngam has “said the election will take place no later than March and the Royal Decree will be issued within this month.”

Can we be sure? After all, we were repeatedly told, including by this legal slitherer that the junta’s “election” would be on 24 February and the royal decree on 2 January. It didn’t happen.

This time, Wissanu said that coronation committee “will convene again on January 26 and he believed the election date could be announced before that.”

The EC must “announce the voting day within five days of the Royal Decree on the election being published in the Royal Gazette.” That’s the royal decree that is now delayed 10 days, with no explanation.

However, Wissanu did say something significant, confirming PPT’s recent posts stating that the “election” delay was caused by the palace. Wissanu stated:

the government was not in a position to say when the decree would be out…. It had yet to be endorsed by the King, he said. With mounting pressure and criticism, the deputy PM yesterday refused to say clearly that the election would not happen in February as previously promised.

I don’t know. I don’t dare to say that…. But the media – you can draw your conclusions from what I told you.

Of course, no one dares ask why the king has decided to screw up the first election likely to produce a government since 2011.

Meanwhile, protests are mounting.


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